Sunday, June 24, 2012

How Do Windows Tablets Differ From The First Generation Of Traditional Tablets?

Microsoft is well on its way to establishing a top position in the tablet market. Windows tablets have continuously evolved to meet the demands of consumers and business professionals on the go. Each new tablet release has incorporated newer technologies and features. This is particularly the case with the release of the new Windows 8 tablets. With all the technological advancements included in the newest tablets, they have evolved and now differ greatly from the first generation of traditional tablets.

Within the Windows tablet, there is an actual hard drive rather that the traditional flash drive that was found in earlier versions. These new and improved tablets have many more features than the first generation of traditional tablets such as USB slots that permit other devices to be connected to it as well as a memory card slot that effectively becomes portable storage for the tablet. Many now come equipped with an HDMI port that gives users the ability to directly connect to HDMI devices and screens. In the past tablets were more of a stand-alone device used for personal entertainment. Now they can be fully integrated in your arsenal of high tech gadgets and devices used to get work done.

The hardware that comes with these new and improved tablets provides many important benefits. The most notable is the capability to run full desktop applications, again making these devices full work horses instead of one trick ponies.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Innovative Implementations of Rackmount LCD Monitors

Technology has to go into some unusual places. It's fun to find out how people have taken a technical solution such as a rackmount LCD and found a way to implement it in a unique situation. This article describes a couple of ways to use these devices in a manner you may not have previously considered.

Ask any IT person where they use a rackmount LCD monitor and they will probably tell you that they are used to support and monitor servers located in a datacenter. The monitor is normally mounted inside a server cabinet or rack. When combined with a keyboard/monitor/trackball device and KVM system they offer reduced power and space requirements over assigning a monitor and keyboard to each computer system. Instead, one rackmount LCD is used to manage several computers.

Now that you understand that these devices save space, energy and money, your mind may start thinking about where you could use this type of solution. Here are some ways others have put the rackmount LCD to use.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Driving Asset Management Efficiencies With Field Service Software

For any facilities management, building maintenance or housing provider, a full stock condition survey is not only a costly exercise but an extremely time-consuming one.

Maintaining survey is one toughest part of the job for someone tasked with managing stock, so when a full stock survey is required it can cause a multitude of problems. These include confidence that asset data are up to date, easy access to information and the logistics in quickly gathering missing data.

Effective asset management

Field service software can help to drive efficiencies and tackle many of the challenges in relation to effective asset management. Central to such software will be the seamless capability to integrate with mobile devices.